I was at a local coffee shop in Berea, Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland) yesterday to get my usual drink of choice – Iced Coffee – when I peered over my shoulder and spotted a bin full of movies priced at only 50 cents. Needless to say, I said, “hold on” to the barista and headed on over to the bin. As I started to dig through the movies, with the help of my 2 year old, I started to notice that a few of them were of the horror variety. Though, as you might imagine these movies weren’t new or even close-to-new releases. For the most part they were all movies and shows from the 60’s and 70’s. But, that didn’t deter me from finding a few movies that caught my interest. Among them are: Wolf Man (1979), Fangs of the Living Dead (1969) and Scream of the Wolf (1974).
I watched the Scream of the Wolf, tonight, staring Peter Graves and Clint Walker.
From the back cover of Scream of the Wolf:
Adventure writer John Weatherby, played by Peter Graves (Mission Impossible) is called in to investigate a series of brutal murders that has investigators confused. The clues are not clear and leave no clear trail. The tracks left at the murder site appear to be that of a wolf, or a man, or both.
Lost in his search for answers, Weatherby contacts his old friend Bryon, played by Clint Walker, a mysterious hunter and recluse, to help him track this unknown killer. His friend is not much help but may know more than what he’s willing to say. The suspense and terror builds as danger lurks in the shadows of the night. SCREAM OF THE WOLF will keep yo on the edge of your seat and remind you to stay in at night and lock your doors because you never know what could be lurking in the shadows of the night!
I’m not going to say much about the movie itself, except that I enjoyed it. The movie was fast paced (it was only 80 minutes long) and had some classic 70’s music, which I was bobbing my head to! Oh, and I definitely didn’t see this particular ending coming. Overall a pretty good early horror flick!
Oh, did I mention Scream of the Wolf was written by the one and only Richard Matheson (I Am Legend)? Cool!